Similar to the arrival of a woman’s monthly cramps, the release of Rihanna’s albums seems to adhere to a fixed period, namely during the second half of November. So, now that she is equipped with a new single and hairstyle, it came as no surprise today when the Bajan unveiled the title and cover of her latest LP, which will be released later this year.
Preceded by the single ‘Diamonds’, ‘Unapologetic’ is expected to hit stores by the end of November. The record stands as Rihanna’s seventh album in as many years, following her ‘Talk That Talk’ album, which has sold over 1.01 million copies in the US since being released on November 18th 2011.
Thus far, ‘Diamonds’ has peaked at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 but performed far better in other territories. In fact, the song recently became Rihanna’s seventh #1 single on the Official UK Singles Chart and narrowly beat Adele’s ‘Skyfall’ in the race to the summit of the lineup.
Listen to Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ below: